THE new James Bond Skyfall soundtrack, sung by award-winning songstress, Adele has been leaked online.
• Track will get its first airing at 0.07am on Friday
• New Bond Skyfall film to be premiered on October 26
The song - called Skyfall like the film - has been praised by fans of the cult film series.
The theme, later taken down from file-sharing site SoundCloud, is in the same vane as legendary Shirley Bassey numbers like Diamonds Are Forever.
Ajay Chowdhury, from the James Bond International Fan Club, said: “There are three types of Bond song - one is bold, brassy and sexy like Goldfinger, another is reflective and mournful like You Only Live Twice, and the third is anthemic and adventurous like Live And Let Die.
“Adele’s song is very definitely reflective and mournful. Co-written by her and Paul Epworth, with an arrangement by Epworth and JAC Redford, this 50th anniversary theme is Bondian but very Adele too.
“It’s a beautiful ballad that promises to become a Bondian classic. I can imagine it in the film, underlaid by Daniel Kleinman’s titles - Bond fans are in for an aural treat.”
Adele’s Bond track was produced in partnership with Paul Epworth.
He previously worked with the singer on her hit ‘Rolling In The Dee’.
Adele has previously said she was “hesitant” about recording the song.
She said: “There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no-brainer to do it in the end.
“It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done, which made it exciting.
“When we recorded the strings it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be backcombing my hair when I’m 60, telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I’m sure.”
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